Covid-19 pandemic crisis - we are still taking orders
Trying times for us all....
For those (like me) who happen to have been born in the 60's or later, we were fortunate not to have lived through the turmoil of the preceding half century. WW1, Spanish Flu, the Great Depression, WW2, food rationing - it's hard to imagine what life for previous generations that lived through most (or even all) of those times must have been like.
All told, we've had it pretty easy, at least in our little corner of the world. So whilst the Covid-19 pandemic may be the biggest issue many of us have faced in our lifetimes, it's all too easy to lose perspective.
…...but life goes on
That's not to say this thing isn't serious. It is very serious, and for some (possibly even many) it poses an existential threat. And who knows what will transpire in the coming weeks and months? Strange times indeed. Meanwhile, life goes on, and we all need to eat and drink and try to live life as "normally" as possible.
And whilst life, health and safety are of paramount importance - and whilst I did consider taking the website down until this all (hopefully) blows over - I came to the conclusion that that would solve nothing..... and would deprive our customers of one of life's little pleasures - great wine!
Therefore, we are open for business and will remain so, for as long as long as the current Government guidelines allow. However, to ease the burden, and to minimise the number of times we have to visit our storage facility, we will be limiting despatch days to Mondays and Thursdays only. For most UK mainland orders, this will mean that deliveries will be made on Tuesdays and Fridays. However, deliveries to "Highlands and Islands" and Northern Ireland will (as always) take longer.
For full details, check our delivery methods and charges page. Happy drinking - and stay safe and healthy!
New Classic wines From Regional France
Leon Stolarski Fine Wines is a family-run company which specialises in (and in the majority of cases is the sole U.K importer of) wines from some of the best small growers in southern and central France.
Our wines have received a great many enthusiastic reviews from many esteemed wine writers, including Jancis Robinson MW, Tom Cannavan, Tim Atkin MW, Neal Martin of eRobertParker.com and Jamie Goode at the WineAnorak, not to mention being shortlisted for the Specialist Wine Merchant Of The Year category of the Decanter World Wine Awards.
New wines are added to our list on a regular basis, so why not join our mailing list, to receive occasional updates (we send out around half a dozen email newsletters a year).
70% Carignan, plus Grenache & Mourvedre
Medium/full bodied - aged in vat
Gros Manseng, Petit Manseng, Camaralet
Medium/full - aged in barrel for 10 months
Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Carignan
Aged in vat - no oak
Medium/full bodied - 18 months in old oak
90% Carignan, 10% Syrah (65 year old vines)
Full bodied - aged mostly in vat
100% Muscat à Petit Grains
Sweet/fortified - vin doux naturel
Viognier, Grenache Blanc & Roussanne
Aged 8 months in oak barrels
Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Full bodied - aged 4 years in oak barrels